January 14th, 2021

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HBO's Insecure to end with upcoming 5th season



“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the deeply personal work that Issa, Prentice, Melina, the cast and the writers have put into it. This talented team has conceived a brilliant final season for INSECURE and we look forward to having many more stories to tell with this singular group of collaborators.”

The fifth and final season is scheduled to begin production later this month and is set to debut later this year.

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Matt Damon Spotted Without His Wedding Ring On

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People have noticed that Matt was photographed without his wedding ring on a lot lately.
Matt Damon is seen on December 16, 2020 visiting Ben Affleck


He was spotted again without his wedding ring on January 5 visiting longtime friend Ben Affleck in Los Angeles
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And here’s Matt on Sunday, again at Ben’s house, and again without his ring:


He always has his phone in hands, seemingly showing off his ring less hand. Could be a coincidence...or there's more? What says you, ONTD?
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Jack Dorsey breaks his silence on Twitter's decision to ban Trump after Capitol riots

 In a series of tweets, Dorsey said he believed Twitter made the right call given the extreme situation, while also expressing concerns about possible negative long-term consequences, and advocating for more decentralized efforts to police social media platforms.



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Rihanna Covers ESSENCE Magazine

Rihanna looks stunning as she makes her first appearance on the cover of ESSENCE Magazine in collaboration with artist Lorna Simpson.

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Indie Film Release Guide: January 15th [An ONTD Original]

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Two of this weekend’s buzziest debuts are both films that were released in theaters at Christmas and are now available via streaming, so I’ve included them in the roundup for a second time. But if you're not interested in either of those, or have already seen them, there are plenty of brand new releases available this week, too.

The films listed below are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. All films listed will be available at their respective sources on Friday unless otherwise noted. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: January 8th, January 1st, and December 23rd.


MLK/FBI



Writer: Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli
Director: Sam Pollard
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
What you should know: The release date was picked with a purpose - Friday is Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, and MLK Day is this coming Monday.
Where to stream: In theaters and available VOD


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Trailer for Breaking News In Yuba County



After her husband goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a search to find him. She quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops, criminals and local reporters all aiming to uncover the truth. After being overlooked for so long, Sue goes to exaggerated lengths to prolong her “15 minutes of fame” and keep the truth from coming out.

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Cardi B Lands Her First Starring Movie Role

Cardi B is heading to the big screen. The rapper now turned actress scored her first leading role in the upcoming Paramount comedy Assisted Living.
- plays "Amber" described as a small-time crook
- ends up in heist that goes wrong
- disguises herself as an elderly woman
- hides out in her estranged grandmother’s nursing home


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Andy Murray tests positive for Covid 19


  • Players travelling to Australia to participate have strict quarantine rules before playing

  • Player's team numbers are also being restricted

  • Most players are currently flying out in order to quarantine

  • Murray's testing positive mean it's unlikely he'll be able to travel in time to quarantine before playing

  • 6 'top' players are being allowed to quarantine in Adelaide where restrictions are the same however conditions are reported to be better.



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ETA: Seemingly confirmation from AO that Andy won't play.



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Lady Gaga to Sing National Anthem for Biden-Harris Inauguration


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Invocation: Father Leo J. O’Donovan

Pledge: Andrea Hall, IAFF chapter pres.

Poetry Reading: Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate

Musical Performance: Jennifer Lopez

Benediction: Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman
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Holy Shit! Chris Evans to play Captain America AGAIN in the MCU.



- Big trades are reporting that Chris Evans is nearing a deal to reprise his role as Captain America in future Marvel projects.
- The deal is probably for two films. One of them probably being the next untitled Avengers installment and another project (Alt-Cap in Secret invasion anyone?)
- Chris Evans' contract ended with 'Avengers Endgame' in which his character apparently got a happy ending with Peggy Carter.

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OMG!!!! BUT WHAT ABOUT DODGER PLAYING LOCKJAW?!!
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Anne Hathaway Wants to Be Known As Annie, Stages Photoshoot



While talking with Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway informed the world she prefers to be called by her nickname Annie!

"Call me Annie. Everybody, everybody, call me Annie. Please. When I was 14 years old I did a commercial and I had to get my SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card and they asked me 'what do you want your name to be?'

"And I'm like, well it should be my name - my name is Anne Hathaway... and that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life people would call me Anne.

"The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she's really mad at me. Like, really mad. And so every time I step out in public and someone calls my name I think they're going to yell at me. Call me anything but Anne."

In other news, Annie decided to take to Instagram to show off her red carpet dresses she would have worn for film premieres pre-covid.



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Nomadland will premiere on Hulu; Many Saints of Newark delayed


Current Best Picture frontrunner, Chloe Zhao's Nomadland, is the next major film to get a hybrid release. It will premiere in theaters and on Hulu February 19th.

The film is also getting the IMAX treatment, playing in theaters starting January 29th.

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Warner Bros announced a delay for the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark. The film was set for a theater/HBO Max release on March 12, but has been pushed back to September 24. Variety reports the delay is to give the film better traction during '21 award season.

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Peyton Elizabeth Lee cast as the lead in Disney+'s Doogie Howser reboot



Former Andi Mack star Peyton Elizabeth Lee has landed the lead role in Disney+'s reboot of Doogie Howser from Kourtney Kang, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.. Set in modern day Hawaii, Lahela "Doogie" Kameāloha is a mixed race sixteen year old juggling her medical career with being a teenager. Her spitfire Irish mother is her supervisor at the hospital while her Hawaiian father struggles with her growing up.

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(S)Nick classic "Taina" turns 20!



-Nickelodeon show Taina played by Christina Vidal has officially turned 20 today!

-The show premiered in 2001 and ran for two seasons. Even though the show was a success, Nick was cheap and didnt want to pay for the increasing production costs as it was the last show to film in Florida and had to be moved to California.

-Was one of Nickelodeons first shows with a Latina lead.



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Courtney Vucekovich, Horror Hammer's Ex, Speaks Up


After trying to deny the allegations about him as "I'm not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me", one of his exes has now come forward with her own story about her time with him.
Here are some choice quotes:
[TW for abuse]

  • "He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it,” app founder Courtney Vucekovich exclusively told Page Six.



  • "He enters your life in such a big way. He’s such a captivating person. He has such a presence and he’s aware of that and he uses it in such a way that most women would think, ‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing,’ but especially young women, that’s kind of the scary part — how good he is at active manipulation and making you feel like he’s never felt this way about anybody,”



  • “He quickly grooms you in the relationship,” she explained.



  • “He did some things with me that I wasn’t comfortable with,” she said.



  • Following their breakup, Vucekovich found herself having panic attacks thinking about what she endured in their volatile relationship. Her chest hurt and she struggled to breathe, so she checked herself into a 30-day partial hospitalization program for PTSD and trauma.


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reminder to all of you to keep safe and protect yourself 💕 someone brought up in a post that maybe we should keep the screenshots and specific comments under spoiler for the sake of survivors, so please be mindful.
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The Video for JoJo's Lost Single 'The Other Chick' Has Leaked



ReJOice, JoJo fans! The full video for her unreleased 2011 single "The Other Chick" has finally leaked! For years, fans have been teased with behind-the-scenes footage and small snippets, but the video in its entirety has never been available until now. "The Other Chick" was planned to be the first single and video from a scheduled 2011 album called Jumping Trains, but it was ultimately pulled from official release and replaced with the single "Disaster." Differences with her label, Blackground Records, led to the release of Trains to be scrapped entirely shortly afterwards. JoJo finally was able to free herself from her label drama in 2016 to release music officially again, but fans still wonder "What could have been?" if this powerhouse single was given a fair shot. With the vocals and looks she's serving in the video, it's hard to dispute that this could have easily been as big as previous singles "Leave (Get Out)" and "Too Little, Too Late."

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Do you think this would have been a hit in 2011, ONTD? It was rumored that the song & video was shelved after Zedd turned in a remix of it that everyone felt was way better than the original...if you can track down that version, I highly recommend it!
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Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn cast in “The Hot Zone: Anthrax.”

'National Geographic has chosen its stars for its next installment of the highly-rated, disease-focused anthology series, “The Hot Zone: Anthrax.”Today, the flagship channel, along with Scott Free Productions and 20th Television (a division of Disney Television Studios), announced that Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0, “Lost,” “The Good Doctor,”) and Tony Goldwyn (“King Richard,” “Scandal,” “Lovecraft Country,”) will lead the six-episode show that centers on the anonymous bioterror attacks that caused panic across the country mere weeks after the chaos of 9/11. The limited miniseries depicts the trials of USAMRIID scientists, FBI agents and Justice Department personnel that joined forces to triumph over the national threat that claimed five lives and left 17 others ill. After a slew of turf wars and false alarms, the unlikely interagency team eventually cracks the case and closes in on the prime suspect.

[Spoiler (click to open)]In “The Hot Zone: Anthrax,” Kim will portray Matthew Ryker, an FBI agent with a specialty in microbiology, while Goldwyn will take on the role of Bruce Ivans, a brilliant microbiologist who gets caught up in the hunt for the anthrax killer. While working closely with law enforcement to unravel the mystery of the deadly letters, Goldwyn himself begins to unravel, giving way to deeper and unnerving discoveries about the complex crime.'

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Trailer for Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11 - "Damn, Who Did The Marge's Head Transplant?"



- this is really such a good cast, let's be real, these biiiiihs was born the top-tier messy genes. Melissa is aight, she's only good for the family conflict
- back to fill the Potomac void, we're going back to Jersey
- Tre is horny, like really horny
- Guicy Guidice still causing drama from fucking Italy (low key iconic)
- Joey Gorga still yelling like the Neanderthal but also contributing to that Housewives storyline more than his wife
- all these hoes are yelling about cheating, who's cheating, who's not
- I think Dolores is still trying to do some AARP blackfishing
- Jen is throwing back tequila like whooo whooo

With all this mess going on in the world, let's talk about these heffas with money and these heffas who pretend they money fight! How's ya stomach, Joe?

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The signature film of 76 cities around the world

Just to make it clear, THIS IS NOT MY LIST. I saw this list and thought it was very interesting especially for the cinephiles or those who like to see what was said about their city.

Now I have seen a few of these films though not the ones I chose to pick from the list so please let me know if these are the correct gifs used for those films.


Atlanta, Georgia
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What do you agree with and what you think is wrong on this list ONTD?
Did they choose the "right" film for your city?

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Disneyland Ends Annual Pass Program Amid Pandemic



Disneyland is ending its annual pass program, the company announced on Thursday.

Disneyland has been closed since last March due to the pandemic. Eligible annual pass holders will receive refunds.

“Due to the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and limitations around the reopening of our California theme parks, we will be issuing appropriate refunds for eligible Disneyland Resort Annual Passports and sunsetting the current program.” said Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland.



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AI chat bot shut down for turning racist



Korean chatbot Luda, developed by a South Korean startup was shut down on Tuesday after complaints of vulgarities and hate speech.

The startup Scatter Lab said that it would temporarily suspend the AI chatbot. Apologizing for the hateful remarks it sent. Luda was a 20-year-old female university student, fan of the K-pop girl group Blackpink.

Launched in December, Luda learned to talk by analyzing chat records acquired by the company’s other mobile applications. Unaware their information was fed to the bot, some users planned to file a class-action lawsuit against the company.

Before the bot was suspended, users said they received hateful replies when interacting, sharing screenshots showing that Luda said “disgusting” in response to questions about lesbians.

Another user, shared screenshots of a chat where Luda called “Black people” heukhyeong, meaning “black brother,” a racial slur in South Korea, ending the message with a crying emoticon.

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Many Saints of Newark’ Delayed to Fall 2021



The film of The Sopranos “The Many Saints of Newark” is a prequel to the original HBO series, it's produced by New Line Cinemas and released by Warner Bros, it was going to be released on March 12th 2021 (after being delayed because the pandemic, the original date was September 24th 2020) but now, according to sources, the movie will open on September 24th 2021

The film is set in the era of the Newark riots, when rival gangsters began to rise up and challenge the Dimeo family empire. Michael Gandolfini will portray a younger version of Tony Soprano. The cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Ray Liotta.

David Chase and Lawrence Konner wrote the script, Alan Taylor is directing.


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The View: Cindy McCain, Rob Lowe, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, Sara, Meghan



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Dua Lipa doesn't think her beauty has anything to do with her success



In Dua's latest interview for Rolling Stone, she's pretty much asked the same safe questions and gives the same safe answers, hitting all the fan-favourite feminist and political points. But when the interviewer throws her a curveball and asks her if her beauty has had a certain power in terms of her career, she goes quiet and hashes out a generic answer about practising self-care to feel good about herself.

At a later meeting for the same interview, Dua comes back with an actual answer:
I’ve been thinking about it almost every day, and I was just a little bit taken aback. I’ve never really seen being pretty or beautiful as some kind of power. It’s never been something that I identify with and — with no disrespect to you, obviously — I feel like I was a little bit shortchanged in a way, because I don’t feel like I’ve gotten to where I am because of that. I’m extremely hardworking and driven, and I feel like that’s the reason why I got to where I am, through my hard work and my drive, and I just wanted to make that clear because it has been playing on my mind.



ONTD, do you think Dua Lipa should recognise her beauty privilege?


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Luke Evans and boyfriend split



Luke Evans and boyfriend Rafael Olarra are over after 1 year of dating.

“It is what it is,” said the 41-year-old actor, confirming the split news without elaborating on the cause of the breakup.

Fans speculated they called it quits when Evans unfollowed the former soccer player on Instagram and both removed photos of each other from their accounts. The actor and Olarra went public in 2019 during a trip to Hawaii.

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Shawn Mendes Has His Own Bowl at Chipotle




Shawn Mendes and Chipotle are teaming up. The Shawn Mendes Bowl is made up of: cauliflower rice, black beans, chicken, lettuce, roasted chili corn salsa and guacamole.

It comes as no surprise that The Shawn Mendes Bowl lacks any tomatoes, since the singer has publicly stated that he hates them and thinks they ruin everything.

For every bowl sold through the Chipotle app in the US and Canada between January 14th and January 28th, $1.00 will go to The Shawn Mendes Foundation.

Collaborations with artists is nothing new to Chipotle, the chain has previously worked with Miley Cyrus on the Miley Cyrus burrito which featured white rice, black beans, fajita veggies, roasted chili-corn salsa, tomatillo-red chili salsa, romaine lettuce and guacamole.

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'Succession' Adds Sanaa Lathan, and Jihae to Season 3 Cast




Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond and Jihae will be recurring actors in the HBO tv show.

Sanaa Lathan (known for her roles in Love & Basketball , The Affair, Shots Fired, Native Son) will play Lisa Arthur, a high profile and well connected lawyer in New York. Emond (known for her roles in Lodge 49, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Fight, Madam Secretary and she is also a 3 time tony award nominee) plays Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, a White House staffer, and Korean singer and actress Jihae (known for National Geographic's Mars, Mortal Engines , has released several albums in Korea and has a large following in the country) plays Berry Schneider, a public relations consultant.

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BTS for Samsung Galaxy S21 + Bangtan Bomb + New Run BTS episode

Samsung announced the new Galaxy S21 with help from BTS:



V, Jin and J-Hope with the new Galaxy Buds Pro:



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Bangtan Bomb, RUN BTS.
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A bajillion people join a movie directed by an abuser



Robert De Niro, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy and more have joined the cast of an upcoming untitled movie directed by David O'Russell, who admitted he once groped his teenaged transgender niece.

They join the previously announced cast of Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Zoe Saldana and Rami Malek.

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Tom Holland Plays a Bank Robber in New Film 'Cherry'



Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Cherry is about an Army medic with PTSD (Tom Holland) who becomes addicted to opioids and starts robbing banks to pay for the addiction.

Also starring in the film are Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Ciara Bravo, Jeff Wahlberg, Forrest Goodluck, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Gandolfini and Pooch Hall.

Cherry is based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker with Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg writing the screenplay.

The film will have a theatrical run on February 26, 2021 and will be released on Apple TV+ on March 12, 2021.

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Julien Baker Releases New MV "Hardline," Performs on The Late Show and KEXP



With upcoming album Little Oblivions due on February 26th, Julien Baker has released a new song, "Hardline," as well as ramped up some promotional performances.

[Performance of Faith Healer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]

[Performance of Faith Healer, Song in E, Hardline, and Fell on Black Days on KEXP]

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What albums are you looking forward to in 2021?
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Taco Bell Is Bringing Back Two Potato Items



Last year, Taco Bell cut a number of items from its menu, including two dishes that featured its seasoned potatoes: Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and the Spicy Potato Soft Taco. Those two items will be back in restaurants on March 11, the chain announced on Thursday.

Rumors of Taco Bell dropping potatoes started to swirl last summer after a Reddit user, identified as a verified employee, said they were leaving the menu. Taco Bell soon confirmed the news, leading to a lot of dismay online.

"I feel like I've almost heard from everybody in the country on the potato bites," said Taco Bell's global chief food innovation officer Liz Matthews. "This was the one that really hit home for people," she said, noting that Taco Bell got more feedback on this particular decision than it expected.

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Girl Scout cookies available for delivery from Grubhub



For the first time, Girl Scouts will now partner with Grubhub to deliver its beloved cookies. Online ordering through Grubhub begins February 14th. Online ordering through the Girl Scouts' Digital Cookie Platform begins February 1st.

Interim GSUSA CEO Judith Batty said in a statement this week: "We're proud of the resourceful ways Girl Scouts are running their cookie businesses safely and using their earnings to make the world a better place". Pandemic-related restrictions on in-person cookie sales have helped the girls develop their entrepreneurial skills. They've had to "use innovative sales tactics, and pivot to new ways of doing business when things don't go according to plan".

To find out if Grubhub will be delivering Girl Scout cookies in your area, you can enter your zip code on a special page of its website.

Grubhub is waiving all of its fees for the Girl Scouts so that the organization will get 100% of proceeds from its cookie sales with the Girl Scout saying in the press release: "GSUSA is grateful to Grubhub for waiving all fees for the organization to make this new delivery option feasible for sales without reducing troops' and councils' proceeds".

Other ways to get Girl Scout Cookies and to find contact-free cookie booths in your area visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or text COOKIES to 59618 or download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app.

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